General News

Reporting Bias Incidents

Marquette Law School strives to create an environment that is respectful and inclusive for all members of our community. If you witness or experience any discriminatory act, we encourage you to report the incident. There are several reporting options. Students may schedule an appointment with Dean Lindsey here on Fridays between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. Dean Lindsey is also available to meet with students other times during the week by appointment.

In addition, other members of the administration, such as Dean Grossman and Dean Fodor, are available to meet with students by appointment. Finally, students may use Marquette University’s Bias Incident Reporting Form to report bias incidents anonymously. Reporting bias incidents allows the Law School to track, investigate, and respond accordingly.

Contact: Dean Lindsey

Eckstein Hall Access and Hours

Starting on Wednesday, August 16, academic year building hours for Eckstein Hall are as follows: 

  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m. to midnight 

  • Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

  • Sunday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Please note that the building promptly closes at the listed close time, including access to the parking levels. Students are no longer able to enter the building as of the building close time and must vacate by that time. 

To view the most up-to-date building hours, please click here

Parking Hours 

Eckstein Hall parking opens 45 minutes prior to the building open time and closes 30 minutes prior to the building close time. If you are parked in the building after parking closes, you can exit without issue within 15 minutes after the listed building close time. If you do not exit within 15 minutes after the listed building close time, you will need to push the intercom button to be let out of the parking level and then contact Ben Manske to have your parking credential reset. Until your credentials are reset, you will not be able to park in Eckstein Hall.  

Overnight parking is not permitted in Eckstein Hall unless prior approval is granted by the welcome desk (located in the lobby) or the manager of building operations. Vehicles found parked overnight without approval will be ticketed. To avoid parking issues, please exit promptly upon the building close time. 

 How to Access Eckstein Hall and Parking 

The exterior doors to Eckstein Hall are unlocked Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. To enter the building after the exterior doors lock, an MUID card is needed. If you do not have your MUID card, you will not be able to get into the building unless someone lets you in. Additionally, your MUID card is needed to access study rooms, classrooms, and other spaces in the building that are locked. You will also need your MUID card to access the 3rd and 4th floors, Monday-Friday after 4 p.m. and all-day Saturday and Sunday.  

Your MUID card is also needed to access the parking levels, this includes complementary weekend parking for those who did not purchase a university parking permit. For those who purchased a university parking permit, you can also use your hangtag to gain access to the parking levels.   

Prior to parking in Eckstein Hall, you should always check the parking alerts website for parking updates.  

You are encouraged to bookmark this website as it is a useful tool for parking in Eckstein Hall. This website will tell you the number of permit and visitor parking spots available and any parking restrictions due to law school events. The link to the parking alerts website will be available in Law News on a regular basis.  

Contact: Ben Manske

Tory Hill Café and Patio Hours

Starting on Monday, August 21, the academic year Tory Hill Café hours are as follows:  

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Friday: 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

  • Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED 

 Tory Hill Patio Hours – Starting August 21 

  • The patio will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Do not attempt to access the patio (unless there is a building emergency) when it is closed – an alarm will sound.  

Please make note that the café and patio will be closed on Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. 

Contact: Ben Manske

Eckstein Hall Parking Reminders

Eckstein Hall parking structure policy serves two purposes: (a) when the Law School reopens to the general public, to accommodate members of the public participating in Law School activities, with spaces allotted on a daily basis according to the number and type of Law School events; and (b) for parking available on a first-come, first-serve basis to Law School students and employees who have paid for University parking. Violation of policies can result in a fine or loss of parking privileges for an entire year. 

All law school community members are held accountable to the Eckstein Hall parking policy, regardless if they have purchased a parking permit or not.  

There are two parking levels in Eckstein Hall – 11th Street (P2 level) and Clybourn Street (P1 level). These levels are not connected; there are two different entrances – one off 11th Street and one off Clybourn Street. Both levels have large blue signs, located street level, that indicate the number of parking spaces available. Please note that the parking signs take about 30 seconds to update when parkers enter and leave. If you pull up to the sign and there are only a few spaces left, when you pull in if you are not able to enter (either using your parking credentials or pulling a ticket if you are a visitor), then likely all spaces have been taken. Please back out of the level and try pulling around to the other parking level or park in your assigned lot. 

If you are not able to enter either parking level for any reason (e.g., your credentials are not allowing entry or there are no permit spots available) do not sit idling outside of the level, blocking the entrance/exit lane. Please proceed to park in your assigned lot. 

If you choose to pull a ticket to enter either of the Eckstein Hall parking levels, you will need to make the $30 ($3 on weekends) payment when exiting. If you are not able to make the payment for any reason (e.g. the machine will not accept your credit card or for some reason you are able to exit without making payment), please contact Ben Manske to make payment arrangements. Once a ticket is pulled, you have seven minutes to exit the parking level (by inserting the pulled ticket in the exit machine) without needing to make payment. Failure to exit within seven minutes will result in needing to pay to exit. 

Permit parkers: if your parking credentials are not working (either your hangtag or your MUID card) to let you in on either parking level, you should back up and go to your assigned lot. If unable to back up due to other cars in line, safely exit your vehicle and ask the other parkers to back up. If that is not possible, use the intercom for assistance. Do not pull a ticket unless you intend to pay for visitor parking. Once you are parked in your assigned lot, you can contact Parking Services or Ben Manske to report that your credentials are not working.  

Non-permit parkers: all law school community members can access the Eckstein Hall parking levels on Saturdays and Sundays. To gain access, please use your MUID card to scan into and out of the parking level. Do not pull a visitor ticket. If you choose to pull a visitor ticket, you will need to make payment when exiting.  

Ways to Avoid a Parking Ticket and Lose Eckstein Hall Parking Privileges  

  • Do not park in Lot J or the Clybourn Street loading dock 

  • As a reminder, parking in Lot J (behind the Church of Gesu) or the Clybourn Street loading dock is not permitted at any time. Students found parking in Lot J or the loading dock will be ticketed and considered in violation of the parking policy and its penalties.  

  • Park in marked parking spaces only 

  • Parking is limited in Eckstein Hall. When parking, please ensure you are between the parking space lines and not doubled parked or too close to the space next to you. If there are no marked spaces available, do not create your own space or park in loading zones – please exit the lot and park in your assigned lot. 

  • Properly displaying your parking permit sticker on your vehicle 

  • If you have not done so already, please pick up your permit from Parking Services and have your parking sticker properly displayed on the passenger side back bumper (or window) of your vehicle. Failure to properly display your parking permit sticker on your vehicle will result in a parking ticket. Your hang tag does not serve as a parking permit – its purpose is solely to gain access to the parking structures. 

  • Parking Services is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is in the Alumni Memorial Union, Union Station (suite 158).  

  • Do not park overnight 

  • If you experience mechanical issues with your vehicle or another unforeseen emergency issue that requires you to leave your vehicle overnight, visit the welcome desk (located in the lobby) or contact the manager of building operations to request approval to park overnight.  

  • Familiarize yourself with the parking policies, rules, and regulations 

  • Click here to review the Eckstein Hall parking policy. 

  • Click here to review Marquette University’s parking rules and regulations. 

Contact: Ben Manske

Directory Update: Name Pronunciation Upload

The Law School website now has the capability of including an audio file with your preferred name pronunciation.

Audio specifications: Your name pronunciation should include just your preferred name, spoken clearly and slowly. Members of the Law School faculty and administration will be able to access the name pronunciation.

Upload instructions: To upload your audio, please sign into the Law School's website (using your Marquette credentials) in the upper-right-hand corner, and then click on the profile button right next to the sign-in/sign-out link. This should bring you to your personal profile page. Underneath your personal information, you will find a link to upload an audio file to the website. Simply follow the instructions for upload. Audio will be reviewed to ensure that all is working correctly before becoming live on your page. 


Contact: Law Tech & Media Team

In Case of a Tornado

In case of a tornado, please follow directions of all University/Law School staff. Unless instructed otherwise, exit to the P1/Clybourn parking level.

You can access P1 by using stairwell B, located in the east corner of the building, closest to the Admissions Office, Dean's Office, and Reading Room. Alternatively, you can exit the single door by the Welcome Desk that leads to the parking levels.

Once on P1, the gathering space is located away from the parking level driveway entrance. 

Additional emergency procedure information can be found on the Contact and Hours page of the website or directly linked here.

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities

What to Do if I Test Positive for COVID?

Flu and cold season is upon us! If you happen to test postive for COVID-19, please:

  1. Stay home.
  2. Review your professors' syllabi for guidance, and, assuming you haven't been instructed otherwise, email your professors to inform them of your COVID absence.
  3. Complete the Employee and Student Voluntary Disclosure Form.
  4. Follow Marquette University's isolation policy, which requires at least five days isolation if you are asymptomatic or if your symptoms are improving and you do not have a fever for 24 hours. Otherwise, the isolation period is ten days. If you qualify to return after five days, please wear a well-fitted mask for another five days. To read more about the University's isolation policy, please click here

For more Marquette resources regarding COVID-19, please visit the University's COVID web page

If you have questions about Marquette's COVID policy or about your symptoms, please contact the Marquette Medical Clinic at 414.288.7184.

If you have other questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Dean Fodor

Contact: Office of Student Affairs